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Teen Parent Units (TPUs) aim to improve access to schooling and to promote positive educational outcomes for teenagers who are pregnant or parents. They also provide wrap-around support, early childhood education for children, and links with health and social services. Existing evidence and ERO reports suggest that students value the...
Adolescence can be a period of high vulnerability for young people. To support their resilience and wellbeing, the Prime Minister’s Youth Mental Health Project (YMHP) was launched in 2012 as a package of initiatives to complement existing services. Focus was placed on youth aged 12 to 19 with, or at risk of developing, mild to moderate...
In 2012, the Prime Minister’s Youth Mental Health Project (YMHP) was established to address concerns about mental health vulnerability in young people. The YMHP promoted the mental health and wellbeing of young people with or at risk of developing mild to moderate mental health issues. It consisted of 26 initiatives across the Ministries...
28 Jun 2016
In 2014-15, more than half (57%) of all 15 to 17-year-olds consumed alcohol in the past year (Ministry of Health, 2015). Alcohol consumption in people under the age of 18 years is associated with an increased risk of accidents, injuries, and risky and anti-social behaviours, compared with older drinkers (National Health and Medical...
In September 2013, the Ministry of Health contracted the Health Quality & Safety Commission to trial suicide mortality review, an action contained in the New Zealand Suicide Prevention Action Plan 2013–16. This resulted in the establishment of the Suicide Mortality Review Committee within the Commission and the development of the...
Topics: Research, Employment & Labour, Education & Training, Impact on Education, Secondary Education, Youth
This study explores the education and employment experiences of young people born in 1991. The main purpose of the study is to explore the kinds of employment and labour market measures that can be derived from data in Statistics New Zealand Integrated Data Infrastructure (IDI) and how these vary across groups of young people with...
Literature review – research into the effectiveness of self defence programmes for girls as a sexual violence and family violence prevention strategy
The Ministry of Social Development has funded self defence classes for school-age girls since 2001, primarily through the Women’s Self Defence Network – Wāhine Toa. The Ministry commissioned two reports in 2014-16 looking at the effectiveness of self defence programmes for girls and women as a strategy for protection against violence....
Mentoring can have a powerful and positive influence on the lives of young people as they grow and transition into adulthood. As part of the Children’s Action Plan (CAP) released in October 2012, the New Zealand Government announced a set of actions to fundamentally change and improve the way we identify, support and protect vulnerable...
The HPA’s Attitudes and Behaviour towards Alcohol Survey (ABAS) monitors New Zealanders’ behaviour and attitudes towards alcohol, including alcohol consumption in the past month. This factsheet examines 15 to 17-year-olds’ alcohol use.
In 2014/15, 57% of 15 to 17-year-olds reported consuming alcohol within the last 12 months, and of those who consumed alcohol, 19% had a potentially hazardous drinking pattern (Ministry of Health, 2015). HPA’s Attitudes and Behaviour towards Alcohol Survey (ABAS) monitors New Zealanders’ behaviour and attitudes toward alcohol, including...
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